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Mission: At Ziegler Park, we promote inclusion by strengthening the bonds of community through recreation. We welcome all, regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, or physical ability. With a commitment to ensure that everyone in the neighborhood has a clean, safe, and fun place to enjoy, it is our mission to offer free and reduced-cost activities, leagues, and clinics, as well as pool memberships for all.
Serving Our Community: Ziegler Park continues to improve the physical, economic, and social conditions in the OTR/Pendleton neighborhoods by reducing crime, bringing new commercial activity to the area, and offering free programmed activities to neighborhood youth. We’ve also created numerous jobs, hiring from within the community whenever possible. The Everybody In program was designed to make pool access affordable to all and provides a variety of free programs, primarily geared toward neighborhood youth. This summer, free programs included a swim team (41 participants), swim lessons for children and adults (231 participants), a weekly drop-in basketball program, and a nine-week summer camp with 80 children. In 2020, we plan to expand and enhance our current pro- grams to ensure we are engaging as many neighborhood youth as we can, keeping them actively involved in the summer months.
Stephen G. Leeper, President & CEO
Adam Gelter, Executive VP, Development
Tim Szilasi, Senior VP & CFO
Christy Samad, VP, Event Management
Other Ways to Help
- Spread the word about Ziegler Park!
- Volunteer for swim team, summer camp, and other youth programs.
- Donate snacks and food for the swim team and summer camp participants.
- Purchase a season pass to the pool.